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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Let's Face It 2018

Hello lovely creatives,

I hope your weekend was beautiful and restorative.

I'm thrilled to announce that registration for Let's Face It 2018 is now OPEN! In 2018, we will travel through time, and study the different art movements and masters from those periods, as we learn more about portraiture, figurative art, style development, and so much more!  This will be another year full of dynamic lessons from a variety of uber-talented creative guides! I'm so honored to be one of them! Join us now!

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Last years class boasts more than 900 students internationally! So come join the Let's Face It movement and enjoy this rich, supportive and vibrant community of creatives learning together.

I'll look forward to seeing you in class!

Have a wonderful week.

xo,

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Let's Face It 2018

Hello Friends! I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of the Let’s Face It -2018 Team! This will be my third year!! Yahoo! SquareTandA

LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life.

Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our faces and portraits. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again!

In 2018, we will be studying the different art movements and master artists from those periods! Click here to find out more about LET’S FACE IT -2018!

This course is not open for registration yet! However, you can read more about this course and bookmark this page so that on October 2nd, you can come back and register. What is even better is that if you register by December 4th, you will get a discount on the price! YES!!! Awesome, right!?!?

I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team of teachers and guess what else!?!?! I get to give away one free spot in this course to one of you!!

To enter the give away do the following:
🌟Like my Facebook page here.
🌟Sign up for my newsletter here AND....
🌟Leave a comment telling me why you would love to win a free spot in LFI 2018!
I will announce the lucky winner on Sept. 30th
In the mean time, click here and book mark this page so that you can come back on October 2nd and sign up!! I can’t wait to begin this journey with each of you!!!
xo,
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Lifebook 2018 Winner!

Hi all! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Just wanted to pop in an announce the winner of the free seat in the fabulous Lifebook 2018!

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The winner is:

Eleni Sgouridou

CONGRATS Eleni!!! Tam will be contacting you with further info on your free spot in Lifebook 2018!

Thank you to everyone who entered and left wonderful comments on the blog and also shared this course! It's going to be an amazing Lifebook! I look forward to seeing many of you in class!

Enjoy your week!

xo,

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Life Book 2018 Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hello my creative friends!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2018 next year! I'm beyond honored to be a part of this year long, immersive, healing and inspiring course! This class has truly changed people's lives and to contribute to the ongoing creative development and wellbeing of others is something that means the world to me as an Art educator.

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Eeek...so want some MORE exciting news? Well, I also get to give away 1 space on this amazing year long art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Life Book 2018 and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! :)

First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven't heard about it yet!

“Life Book, a celebration and honoring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

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Tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! PLUS this year, Life Book is going to be bigger and better by including another 12 fantastic artists and wellness guides who will focus on additional personal development practices and other art modalities, like sculpting, photography & writing! Check out these amazing instructors and guides....

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Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life! You will also be introduced to yoga, aromatherapy, dance and angel energy and other wellness exercises to help support your personal development journey more holistically and imagine the fun we will have getting introduced to and acquainted with some of the other wonderful art forms out there!

You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 16500+ people in the past!) by clicking HERE!

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I'm currently developing my lessons but I know that I will be sharing intuitive portraiture and mixed media collage with you. My true love is exploring emotion, the written word and mark-making through ART...so you can look forward to all of these being incorporated into my projects with you!

Registration opens on September 12th 2017 and the class begins on January 1st 2018.

Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale!

 

 

 

 

Onto the give-away and blog hop!  I am delighted to give away 1 space on Life Book 2018 to 1 lucky winner!  In addition, if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:

☆ subscribe to this my newsletter here!

☆ share this giveaway or the class on your blog, twitter, pinterest, google, facebook page or other social network platform

☆ like my facebook page (or invite some friends to)

☆ Leave a comment below letting me know why you want to be a part of Lifebook 2018!

I will announce the winner on Tuesday the 27th of September!

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! :)

Enjoy this fabulous BLOG HOP! Good luck!

Much love to you all,

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Wanderlust 2018

Hello lovely readers! I've got some very exciting news for you today! I'm going to be a guest teacher on the amazing International online creative class - Wanderlust 2018! I'm so honored to be a part of this beautiful class!

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“Wanderlust is a whole year long journey run by Everything Art! This is an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers on a weekly basis (each one is full length, high quality and downloadable)! You will also have access to the Wanderlust Community with an incredibly supportive and friendly atmosphere - where all of the classes are gathered!

Check out the fantastic lineup of teachers!

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You will also find there various activities that will stimulate your creativity and motivate you to simply enjoy the process of making art. Together with the class you will also get an exclusive whole year discount to leading art and craft retailers!

Wanderlust class is the perfect alternative to in-person classes!

Buy Wanderlust 2018 before 31st December 2017 and save 20%!

Early Bird Price - £79! ($102) (regular price £99) ($128)

You can learn all about it and sign up here!

Check out this gorgeous preview video too!

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I hope you will join me for an inspiring year long journey of creating!

xo,

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Ever After 2017 Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on -  Ever After this year! PLUS even MORE exciting news is that I can GIVE AWAY 1 FREE SPOT on this magical new collaborative art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! :)

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First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven't heard about it yet! “Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! :) Yay! You can find out all the details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE

My chosen tale is Hades & Persephone! My lesson will be inspired by this myth and I already have some fabulous ideas brewing! I've not fully developed my lesson idea yet, but I'm excited to be sharing an expressive style of portraiture, involving layering of different media and glazing techniques! Our goal will be to create mystery, beauty and atmosphere. I'm thinking rich colors, moodiness and emotion....all my favorite elements... similar to some of my other portraits...

Registration opens on May 17th 2017 and the class begins on July 1st 2017.

So, if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales and myths, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, be sure to join once registration opens! :)

Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale!

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! :)

I can give away 1 space on Ever After to 1 lucky winner, yay!

How to enter the give-away:  

1. Share this give-away on Facebook or twitter (or other social media)

2. Subscribe to my newsletter (it's at the bottom of the page)  (click here)

3. Leave a comment below letting us know how you entered and why you would love to join Ever After this year!

I will announce the winner on May 24th!

Check out the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After – go visit them and check out all the gorgeous talents they share! You can enter their giveaways too! So honored to be a part of this team! <3

Andrea Gomoll * Marielle Stolp * Katrina Koltes * Tiare Smith * Danita Art * Karine Bosse * Sarah Trumpp * Micki Wilde * Effy Bird Wild Tamara Laporte * Roberta Laliberte * Toni Burt * Kara Bullock * Stephen Lursen

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Good luck and thank you so much for all your support! I hope to see you in class!!

xo,

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Painting day

Hi there friends. How are you doing? Well, now that my family has recovered from our bout with illness, we are getting back to our usual routine - Thank God! I'm making more time for art and have been a sketching and painting whenever I can. It's kinda crazy...after I spend time creating...it's like someone has given me a triple shot, venti Starbucks minus the shakes. I'm just seriously filled with this giddy energy.

NOW OPEN - Let's Face It 2017

Hello lovely creatives,

I hope your weekend was beautiful and restorative.

I'm thrilled to announce that registration for Let's Face It 2017 is now OPEN with a special early bird price too! This fantastic YEAR long online portrait class has an incredible line up of teachers and I'm honored to be one of them for a second year!

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If you have always wanted to learn how to paint and draw faces or improve your current portrait skills this is the class for you.You will be gifted with new found confidence, expertise and inspiration. 

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Last years class boasts more than 900 students internationally! So come join the Let's Face It movement and enjoy this rich, supportive and vibrant community of creatives learning together.

I'll look forward to seeing you in class!

Have a wonderful week.

xo,

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Let's Face It 2017

I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a guest teacher in LET’S FACE IT 2017! In case you are unfamiliar with this course, it is a year-long, online, art class created and hosted by Kara Bullock, devoted to creating portraits! It is for any level: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. The 2017 Let’s Face It class has a BRAND NEW line up of amazing teachers, and FIVE new areas of focus, with some other exciting EXTRAS, too!

Click here to find out more about LET’S FACE IT.

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This year, Kara is joined by 19, AMAZING, guest teachers! You will not believe this line up!

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Together, we will be giving you 50 weeks of lessons that will continue to encourage and support you along your creative journey that you are on! Come and join us! Together we will connect, collaborate and create!

 I will be teaching you how to incorporate expressive hands and gestures into your portraits to truly add more story and depth to your work. Plus, I will share a special tip and mini lesson, too!

This course is not open for registration yet! However, you can read more about it and bookmark this page so that on October 10th, you can come back and register.

If you register by December 1st, you will get a discount on the price too! I am thrilled to be a part of this fantastic team of teachers and guess what else!? I get to give away one free spot in this course to one of you!!

To enter my give away leave a comment expressing why you want to learn more about portraiture!

I will announce the winner on October 6th!

In the mean time, click here and book mark this page so that you can come back on October 10th and sign up! I can’t wait to begin this journey with each of you!

xo,

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Birthday Sale

Hello everyone! My goodness this summer has been a whirlwind! I can't believe I'm shopping for back to school supplies already. Today, however, I got to do some fun shopping for me - since it's my birthday! Woo! To further the festivities,  I thought i would be fun to put my all time favorite online class in the limelight with a fabulous SALE

SO much love went into the making of this class!

Check out this sweet preview video to get just a little taste of what you in store for!

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For the next 4 days you can join this class for 30% off its regular price!

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I hope you will join me for this very special class!!

Off to an evening with my hubby for sushi! Yum.

xo,

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NEW Online Wax & Plaster Workshop

Hello lovely readers! I do hope life has been good to you! We have been enjoying the warm weather and summertime visits from family and friends.

Today, I come to you a little bit giddy! You see, I've teamed up with my dear friend and fellow online teacher Petra Hrziwnatzki to create a brand NEW Online creative workshop!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

{Limited Seats available}

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Here's a little backstory... ;)

I've always been enamored with words. When I was a teenager, I used to have poetry wars with my Dad and my journal is full of them! He would write one, then me and so on. We each had to take a line or a theme from the poem before. It was great fun and I discovered how incredible it can be to connect poetry to images. I often created art from my poems or vice versa!

Art and Poetry are a heavenly match. Words and colors. Stanzas and brushstrokes. Verses and imagery. A beautiful relationship that blends seamlessly with the atmospheric wax and plaster work that Petra and I love to do!

 

I invite you to come learn more about this very special class. Click below to read all about the gorgeous projects! Learn to combine your love of words into stunning and soulful artwork!

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I'll see you in class!

xo,

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A NEW Mixed Media Workshop

Hello there friends! I bring you exciting news this morning! Today, registration for a brand NEW class opens! This one is very special because beloved artist and teacher, Jeanne-Marie Webb is going to be your guide!

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Here are some examples of her beautiful work...such grace, and feminine beauty!

Many of these beautiful portraits are done on tiny tea bags. A feat in itself! Look at this amazing collection below!

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Come join us and expand your creative practice with knowledge of portrait painting, mixed media and using the delicate and beautiful tea bag as delightful new supply!

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xo,

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Art to Adore - Dan McCaw

Hello! I hope this post finds you well! I know its been a little while since I've shared some yummy Art to Adore but I'm here to make up for it with a delicious sampling of work from the incredibly talented and insightful Dan McCaw.

He's kinda my new artist crush. Shh...don't tell anyone. lol. ;)

I even tracked down his out of print book and forked over for a small fortune for it. (Worth every penny.) His words take me back to studying in art school and has brought to the forefront, knowledge and training that I had stashed away and even rebelled from. He makes me feel like a hungry student again - a feeling I yearn for.

Ok...I'll stop gushing.

First, here is a video interview that reveals what an inspiring mind this man possesses. Enjoy..

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And here are some of my favorite paintings by Dan...

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Aren't they just beautiful? So poetic in the way he suggests certain elements but leaves out others. I think there is such a beauty in allowing the viewer to fill in the blanks...it leaves room for interpretation. An openness to emotion and deep meaning. What do you think?

You can see more of his work on my shrine... ah...I mean my Pinterest board dedicated to him. ;)

I hope you enjoyed.

xo,

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*All images by Dan McCaw

 

Storyteller's Art back OPEN!

Hello there! I hope you are all doing well! I've been busy wrapping my latest workshop and I'm heading to New Mexico this week for an amazing workshop at the Ghost Ranch!! oooh!!

Some more VERY exciting news to share - The Storyteller's Art Workshop is back open for registration! This class has been a HUGE success - with the students in the first and second groups already creating beautiful artwork and inspiring stories!

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Take a look at this sweet welcome message from your teacher, Robin Laws...

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If you missed the chance to take this class last time, now's your chance to jump in! Click below to join us!

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We will look forward to seeing you in class!

xo,

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Mother's Day Sale!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND!

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It's time to celebrate Mom and what better way then to encourage and celebrate her creative spirit! One of our online, mixed media classes is just the ticket! Mom can access the class at her leisure with lifetime access and downloadable videos PLUS for the next 72 Hours you can get a fabulous 30% off our favorite classes! 

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One of our newest workshops is opening on May 10th and Mom is going to love the dreamy feminine projects taught by the talented Petra Hrziwnatzki! This brand new class is also included in on the SALE!

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Go here to pick from our classes to gift to your special Mama!

xo,

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Winner of Inspired Collage Giveaway

Hello lovely readers! I do hope your week is going well so far! I just got back from my Art & Healing Retreat - ArtWorthy and it was AMAZING! I will be writing more about that very soon!

Today, I wanted to announce and congratulate Kelly Landon!! She is the winner of our fabulous Inspired Collage giveaway!

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Congrats Kelly! For those of you who have not signed up for Inspired Collage, now is the time! Class starts May 10th and it's going to be a beautiful Mixed Media workshop!! Click below to sign up now!

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Much love and gratitude,

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Collage Workshop with Crystal Neubauer

Hello there! I hope your week is going smoothly! I just returned home from Bainbridge Island, WA yesterday. The workshop with Crystal Neubauer was amazing!

She is a kind, passionate and generous teacher. I loved learning more about not only her process but the emotions, symbolism and personal meaning in her work. There is nothing better than hearing from an artist why she does the things she does in her creations.

The first day we foraged for natural elements to create our own mark making tools! We bundled up and went beach combing. Here are Robin and I out to find natural treasures!

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I came back with a pretty nice stash...

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It was such a delight to construct beautiful brushes to create gorgeous and unique marks with black india ink! Perfect for creating collage papers!

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On the second day, we got a tour of the beautiful Wacky Nut Farm - where the workshop was being held. This beautiful location is an exclusive equine center with the most exquisite horses you've even seen! After just doing my Spirit Horse class, it was quite a treat to connect with these majestic animals. This is Indigo - a sweet Fresian mare. I loved her!

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After our barn tour, we got right back to work. Piles of delicious collage papers awaited! Under Crystal's lovely guidance we created all day long! She showed us wonderful techniques and composition tips too!

I came away with these collages...

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Also, if you guys haven't already bought Crystal's book - it's a must!

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Much love to you all!

xo,

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A free mixed media tutorial - The Painted Horses

Happy Friday!! I truly hope your week has been lovely! I'm super duper excited because I'm heading out on a road trip to Bainbridge Island, WA with my friend Robin to attend a Crystal Neubauer collage workshop! Wooo!

In preparation for the trip, I even did a practice collage in Crystal's beautiful style. I absolutely loved working with all my yummy vintage ephemera!

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I will definitely be sharing my experience with you guys when I return next week!

In the meantime, I promised you a free art lesson! This one was inspired from my Spirit Horse workshop! It's a fun, easy to do project that is perfect for a quiet afternoon, to do with some friends or even get your kiddos involved! I hope you will get your creative juices flowing and give it a go!

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Much love and gratitude to you all and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you do happen to do this art project and you want to share your creation with me - I would be delighted! You can post it to my Facebook page!

xo,

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Storyteller's Art Workshop II

Hello there! I hope you are all doing well! I've been busy wrapping my Spirit Horse workshop! I'm excited to for the classroom to open this week!

Another very exciting bit of news to share - The Storyteller's Art Workshop is back open for registration! The second session will begin March 14th! This class has been a huge success - with the students in the first group already creating beautiful artwork and inspiring stories!

If you missed the chance to take this class last time, now's your chance to jump in!

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I'll be sharing a new free project video I just completed this week! So stay tuned!

Much love and gratitude,

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